Report suggests Tottenham’s move for target is ’80 per cent complete’

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham made a stunning statement on Monday by shattering their transfer record for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, while also securing the services of Jack Clarke from Leeds United (BBC).

One other midfielder who is said to be a prime target for the club this summer is Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.

It has been suggested that the Argentina intentional is Mauricio Pochettino’s preferred choice to replace Christian Eriksen, should he jump ship and join Real Madrid.

Yesterday, Sky Sports News suggested that Tottenham and Betis had put their talks on hold after failing to agree on a valuation for the 23-year-old.

Seville-based news outlet Estadio Deportivo, who are normally reliable when it comes to news regarding Betis, have suggested that a deal to bring Lo Celso to Tottenham is 80% done.

The report goes on to reveal that the Betis President and the CEO have had multiple meetings with the Tottenham hierarchy, the latest of which took place a few days ago.

It is also claimed that the deal should progress quicker now that Lo Celso is done with his Copa America commitments with Argentina.

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This would be great news if true as Lo Celso is an extremely talented player and will bring a lot to the Spurs team. However, if the Lilywhites are attempting to land the Argentine, then that suggests that Eriksen’s days in North London are numbered.

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  1. The more creative (final third) midfielders, or playmakers, we’ve got, the better, because
    despite the excellent players in our squad, Eriksen is the only vital one of this type, so when
    he’s missing, injured, or off form, we stutter enormously in the final third despite good possession
    throughout the rest of the pitch. An ideal situation would be to keep Eriksen (although
    looking unlikely) and to bring in someone similar to complement him or cover for him.
    Think Xavi and Iniesta (those two at their best carved up teams in the final third).
    Whether Lo Celso is that sort of player, who knows? But I do know that players like Eriksen
    rarely become available, and when they do, they cost more than £100m, and they demand
    very high wages. So come on Spurs. Convince our great Dane to stay with us, and give
    him a contract to match the highest earners in the club. In fact, him, Kane and Alli should
    be on £200k pw alongside Ndombele.


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